CHINO – Hundreds of local needy families enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day thanks to Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino).
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Leyva, in partnership with the Stater Bros. Markets and Fontana Water Company, hosted her inaugural Operation Gobble turkey giveaway at her district offices in Chino and Fontana.
Leyva understands that buying the traditional bird and all the fixings can be a burden for many families.
“Times are still tough for too many families in the Inland Empire, so I am pleased that we are able to provide these turkeys, canned goods and other Thanksgiving fixings as we kick off this holiday season. I thank my community partners for sharing in the spirit of giving to ensure that 175 more families will have a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.”
Leyva provided plump turkeys and meals to over 175 local families and non-profit organizations that assist individuals.
Additionally, Leyva provided holiday meals to local nonprofits including Isaiah’s Rock in Chino and Time for Change Foundation in Rialto/San Bernardino that provide meals throughout the year to homeless and underserved individuals and families in the her district.
“I am very excited to collaborate with the Fontana Water Company and Stater Bros. Markets on this opportunity to lend a helping hand to families in my district who are struggling to make ends meet,” Leyva added.